Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 75th World Cup in Levi slalom


Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 75th World Cup in Levi slalom

The great American skier Mikaela Shiffrin continued her dominance in Levi, Finland, and won the second slalom. After celebrating yesterday, she did the same today and celebrated with a total time of 1:52.21. Swiss Wendy Holdener finished in second place, 28 hundredths behind, and Slovakian Petra Vlhova came in third, 68 hundredths behind.

Shiffrin and Vlhova will bid for a record-breaking sixth Levi slalom win on Sunday.

The 27-year-old American told FIS afterward,

"It felt good. My skiing, on the second run especially, felt very good.

I made the adjustment that I wanted to make which... it's just a really nice feeling. I'm excited to ski it again tomorrow. Finally, we're racing and actually quite a spectacular race to start with in very nice conditions." "Today was a really good day.

It was not easy, I was a bit nervous but, in the end, I could ski the way I wanted to." - Mikaela Shiffrin. It was Holdener’s second run, however, that seemed untouchable. It was, by everyone except Shiffrin. “I just tried to push really hard.

I was actually really surprised,” said Shiffrin. “She’s so strong,” said Shiffrin of Holdener. “I love to race with her. She’s pushed my limit”. The German Lena Duerr and the Swede Sara Hector finished among the top five, while the Croatian Leona Popovic had a great day, finishing the race in sixth place, while Zrinka Ljutic finished in the seventh position.

Women’s Alpine skiing World Cup slalom results – Levi:

  • 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 1:51.25
  • 2. Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE) 1:51.41
  • 3. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 1:51.45
  • 4. Lena Duerr (GER) 1:52.00
  • 5. Wendy Holdener (SUI) 1:52.04
  • 6.

    Ana Bucik (SLO) 1:52.46

  • 7. Sara Hector (SWE) 1:52.57
  • 8. Thea Louise Stjernesund (NOR) 1:52.63
  • 9. Hanna Aronsson Elfman (SWE) 1:52.69
  • 10. Leona Popovic (CRO) 1:52.95